Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 30 September 2021

  • General Question Time

    1 speech

    Good morning. I remind members of the Covid-related measures that are in place. Face coverings should be worn when moving around the chamber and across the Holyrood campus. The first item of...

  • Electric Vehicle On-street Charging

    8 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to increase the capacity of on-street charging infrastructure as drivers switch to electric vehicles. (S6O-00225)

  • Chain Store Closures

    4 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to recent research, which suggests that chain stores in Scotland closed at a rate of 30 per week during the first six months of 2021. (S6O-00226)

  • Electric Vehicle Charging Sites

    4 speeches

    3. To ask the Scottish Government what the timescales and number of units are for the roll-out of electric vehicle charging sites across Scotland. (S6O-00227)

  • Local Authority Bus Services

    6 speeches

    4. To ask the Scottish Government when it will implement part 3 of the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019 to allow local authorities to bring forward proposals to directly run bus services in their...

  • A96 (Dualling)

    6 speeches

    5. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress with the dualling of the A96. (S6O-00229)

  • Young People (Employment)

    6 speeches

    6. To ask the Scottish Government how it will support young people to find rewarding and sustainable employment. (S6O-00230)

  • Attainment Gap

    4 speeches

    7. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the action it is taking to close the poverty-related attainment gap, including in response to the reduction to universal...

  • First Minister’s Question Time

    1 speech

    I intend to take constituency and general supplementary questions after question 2, so members wishing to ask supplementaries should press their request-to-speak buttons during question 2. I will...

  • Covid-19 Vaccination Passport Scheme

    12 speeches

    1. The Scottish National Party’s vaccination passport scheme comes into effect in just a few hours’ time and, although the judgment has now been delivered, as late as this morning...

  • Low-income Households (Support)

    7 speeches

    2. We are facing a cost of living crisis. Today, furlough, a lifeline for so many, comes to an end; next week, universal credit will be cut for millions of people across the country—I am...

  • Gene Editing

    2 speeches

    Mike Coffey of Scotland’s Rural College said: “With the state of the planet, we need to do something rather urgently. We no longer have the luxury of having decades to breed ......

  • Lamb (United States Import Ban)

    2 speeches

    While in Washington last week, Boris Johnson claimed that the US ban on imports of lamb had been lifted. United Kingdom Government memos that have been obtained by the Daily Record , however,...

  • Jobs

    2 speeches

    Today, the furlough scheme comes to an end. The most recent figures showed that more than 100,000 people in Scotland were still on furlough. Although the headlines might discuss labour shortages,...

  • Vaccination Certification (Weddings)

    2 speeches

    As we sat listening to the exchange about vaccination passports, I was contacted by someone from a hospitality venue in the Highlands, who says that it hosts weddings. It is holding one tomorrow...

  • Temporary Visa Scheme

    2 speeches

    What discussions has the Scottish Government had with the United Kingdom Government regarding the announcement of a temporary visa scheme to tackle skills shortages?

  • Abortion Healthcare (Safe Access)

    2 speeches

    Abortion rights are under attack around the world and, here in Scotland, women are being harassed as they try to access abortion clinics safely. The implementation of buffer zones around clinics...

  • Ferry Fleet Capacity (Northern Isles)

    2 speeches

    Reputational damage is being caused to some Shetland businesses as Transport Scotland fails to address the need for adequate year-round ferry fleet capacity. One removals company has had future...

  • Brexit (Economic Impact)

    7 speeches

    3. To ask the First Minister what assessment the Scottish Government has made of the on-going economic impact on Scotland of Brexit. (S6F-00322)

  • Vulnerable Households (Winter Support)

    4 speeches

    4. To ask the First Minister what engagement the Scottish Government has had, and plans it has made, with key Scottish industries to support vulnerable households this winter. (S6F-00321)

  • Planning Applications (Scottish Ministers)

    6 speeches

    5. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to reports that, in the last year, ministers overturned almost 50 per cent of planning applications. (S6F-00319)

  • Social Care Services (Glasgow)

    5 speeches

    6. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to reports that social care services in Glasgow have been temporarily suspended because of staff shortages. (S6F-00304)

  • Point of Order

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Yesterday, in the chamber, during the debate on the drug deaths crisis, Scottish National Party MSP Jim Fairlie suggested that the Scottish Conservatives...

  • Community Land Ownership

    14 speeches

    The next item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S6M-00875, in the name of Rhoda Grant, on community wealth and the emergence of green lairds. The debate will be concluded...

  • Portfolio Question Time

  • Constitution, External Affairs and Culture

    1 speech

    Good afternoon. I remind members of the Covid-related measures that are in place and that face coverings should be worn when moving around the chamber and across the Holyrood campus. The next...

  • United Kingdom Internal Market Act 2020

    5 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with the United Kingdom Government regarding the United Kingdom Internal Market Act 2020. (S6O-00217)

  • GlobalScot Network

    6 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the expansion of the GlobalScot network. (S6O-00218)

  • Afghan Refugees

    9 speeches

    3. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on Afghan refugee relocation and resettlement with reference to the different elements of the new Scots strategy. (S6O-00219)

  • Cultural Organisations (Mid Scotland and Fife)

    5 speeches

    4. To ask the Scottish Government what support it is providing to cultural organisations in Mid Scotland and Fife. (S6O-00220)

  • Scotland on Tour Fund

    7 speeches

    6. To ask the Scottish Government what role the Scotland on tour fund will play in aiding the recovery of the arts sector. (S6O-00222)

  • Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Meetings)

    4 speeches

    7. To ask the Scottish Government whether it has met or has any plans to meet the recently appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to discuss constitutional issues in relation to Scotland....

  • National Centre for Music

    7 speeches

    8. To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting the development of a national centre for music. (S6O-00224)

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Today, my colleague Douglas Ross asked the First Minister about the specifics of a certain section of the vaccination certification scheme that was still...

  • Autumn and Winter Vaccination Programme

    33 speeches

    The next item of business is a statement from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Humza Yousaf, on the autumn and winter vaccination programme. I will allow a little time for...

  • Urgent Question

    1 speech

    The next item of business is an urgent question.

  • Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry

    12 speeches

    I appreciate the opportunity to bring this matter to the chamber. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the publication of the sixth case study findings by the Scottish Child...

  • Brexit Impact on Supply Chain and Labour Market

    86 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S6M-01444, in the name of Angus Robertson, on the impact of Brexit on Scotland’s supply chain and labour market. Members who wish to speak in...

  • Points of Order

    11 speeches

    On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I seek your guidance. Two days ago, the First Minister promised the Parliament that the Covid vaccination passport app would be available for downloading...

  • Decision Time

    18 speeches

    The next item of business is decision time. There are three questions to be put as a result of today’s business. I remind members that, if the amendment in the name of Donald Cameron is...

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The Scottish Parliament is the national legislature of Scotland, located in Edinburgh. The Parliament consists of 129 members known as MSPs, elected for four-year terms; 73 represent individual geographical constituencies, and 56 are regional representatives.

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